Course Title: Perform industrial sewing on textile products

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5215C

Course Title: Perform industrial sewing on textile products

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5213 - Diploma of Textile Design and Development

Course Contact : Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mirta Mizza

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge required to perform industrial sewing on textile products.

The unit applies to sewing work using an industrial sewing machine. Sewing operations may be performed to repair or finish textile products using a single machine on a limited range of fabrics and textile products.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTTX2012B Perform industrial sewing on textile products

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge to demonstrate competency in the above elements.This course is a workshop based course. Students will undetake a number of technical exercises that enable them to perform industrial sewing.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is delivered in a simulated work environment

Demonstrates skills and knowledge to:
• check work against job specifications and workplace practices
• prepare workstation and work before commencing sewing operations
• apply sewing techniques
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records

Teaching Schedule

08/02/10 Introduction to industrial plain machines. Machine Operation
                 Plain machine skills exercises. OH&S

15/02/10 Plain machine skills / skills exercises
                 Intro to over locking machine – basic machine maintenance & operations OH&S

22/02/10 Iron/steamer operations,
                 Sewing samples Binding Loops

01/03/10 Sewing samples Cuff openings

08/03/10 Labour Day (Monday Group)
                 Small vest, Zipper techniques

15/03/10 Small vest, Zipper techniques
                 Cushion with piping, binding and fastenings

22/03/10 Zippers Armholes , seam variations

29/03/10 – 09/04/10 Mid Term Break

12/04/10 Commence Bag project - fabric produced in Experimental Textiles Course

19/04/10 Bag – project Selecting and modifying shapes

26/04/10 ANZAC DAY (Monday Group)

03/05/10 Bag – project – selection shapes

10/05/10 Bag – project

17/05/10 Bag – project

24/05/10 Bag – project

31/05/10 Finishing processes - Bag project.

07/06/10 Finishing processes - Bag project.

WORK DUE  Marking Week

This topic outline may be subject to change.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be required to bring the following equipment.
Tape measure
Dressmakers pins
Scissors - sharp good quality for fabric
Specific coloured machine thread to match project work
Quick unpick
Folder / notebook

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course and students will be asked to demonstrate their competency. Assessment will be done by observation and by questioning by the assessor. Assessment tasks have been designed to measure competency in a flexible manner. To achieve successful completion of this course students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency.

Students will be awarded a grade only if competency has been demonstrated within the standard enrolment period on the first assessment attempt.
Units assessed as ‘not yet competent’ on a first assessment attempt and ‘competent’ on a second or subsequent attempt are to have results amended to competent but are not eligible for grading.

All work must be submitted by the due date.

Late submission will not be graded higher than a PASS.

Assessment Tasks

Details of Assessments tasks will be provided in class session

Technical folder  50 %

Completed sewing samples

Project - Bag   40%

Students will be expected to design this product in create experimental samples.

Sewing and construction must be completed tot he highest possible standard

Observational Checklists 10%

Assessment Matrix

 Technical file /samples Observational Checklist Project
1 Prepare work xxx
2 Prepare workstationxxx
3 Identify poor machine performancexxx
4 Sew textile productx xx
5 Complete workx x

Other Information

It is an OHS requirement that students must wear flat fully covered shoes in the workshops.


Long hair should be tied back and Jewelley that could pose a possible hazard must be removed.

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